Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet marked National Small Business Week today with the launch of his Small Business Resource Guide. The guide, which can be viewed here, helps match the needs of Colorado businesses with local, state, and federal resources.
“Small businesses form the backbone of our state and national economy,” Bennet said. “We need to support them in the best way possible. This resource guide provides a starting point for our state’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, to help them access the state and federal resources available to plan, start, and grow their business.”
The resource guide emerged as a response to commonly-asked questions, such as “How do I start a business?” “How do I raise money?” and “How do I win a federal contract?”
Held since 1963, the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week recognizes the contributions entrepreneurs and small business owners make to our economy. Events are planned across the country to engage the small business community and highlight their importance as innovators and job creators. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.